So I’m currently validating the need for a ML/AI product in the e-commerce space. To do that, I searched for the relevant people on LinkedIn. To my surprise, the profiles of some of the people in those companies were inaccessible to me; I couldn’t reach out to anyone beyond my 3rd degree of connections.
This was new to me! I never believed in networking but apparently, it matters. So if you plan to start up sometime in future, start building your network now!